How to speed ramp your video

Visual variety is useful for drawing attention to the content, especially if the creator focuses on it rather than other components. One way to add such variety is to use a speed ramp transition. And what is speed ramping exactly? In simple words, it is a technique where the speed of a video is intentionally changed over time.

Speed ramping is typically used to emphasize specific moments, add visual interest, or convey a particular emotion in a video. The most common examples of speed ramping are slow-mo when the author wants to emphasize something, speeding up video, or a combination of both.

For short videos, one type of speed ramping is usually enough, and our Video Speed Changer can help with that. But if you want to apply both effects for different parts within one video, it's a job for our video editing tool. And it's actually quite simple:

  1. Add a video

    Open Clideo’s Online Video Editor and click "Get started".

    Video editor to make speed ramp

    Click "Upload" to import the clip you want to edit from your device, Google Photos, Google Drive, or Dropbox storage. You can also scroll through built-in libraries to see if there are files that will suit your idea.

    Upload video to make speed ramp effect
  2. Speed ramp the video

    The video will go to the timeline immediately after uploading. To change the speed of selected segments, you need to isolate them first. To do that, place the vertical playhead at the beginning of the section you want to edit, use "Split" and repeat it at all the needed time points.

    Split video to make speed ramp effect

    Then select any fragment on the timeline, open the "Speed" tab in the left pane, and move the speed slider as you wish. Repeat with each piece. Make sure there are no gaps between the segments in the timeline later on.

    Change speed to make speed ramp effect

    You can also adjust other settings in the options tab, like crop and rotate the video, change colors, etc. If you want to add captions, click any preset from the "Text" tab, then customize the wording, font, color, size, etc.

    Add text to video with speed ramp effect

    When you finish editing, click "Export" at the top right and choose your preferred option.

    Export video with speed ramp effect
  3. Save the result

    After the processing ends, watch the preview to make sure the video looks like you want‌ it. If you like the result, click "Download" to save it to your device or cloud storage.

    Save video with speed ramp effect

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